Posted Dec. 10, 2007 -- Vivica Fox has backtracked on her original not-guilty plea and agreed to plead no contest to a misdemeanor count of driving with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit of .08. In exchange, she will receive three years probation and must attend a 90-day alcohol education program. She must also pay a $390 fine, said city attorney's spokesman Frank Mateljan.
As part of the plea deal, prosecutors dropped a charge of misdemeanor driving under the influence, which carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail. The 43-year-old former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant was pulled over in California's San Fernando Valley after her 2007 Cadillac Escalade sped past a California Highway Patrol car, according to a CHP report. She failed a series of sobriety tests, the report said.
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R&B Star Headed Back to Broadway?
Usher is reportedly in negotiations to star in a Broadway revival of the 1964 musical "Golden Boy," a story about a pianist who gives up his musical career to become a boxer.
"I can't tell you the contracts have been signed yet, but Usher's interest in the show is real," composer Charles Strouse tells the New York Post. "He's a rare talent. He moves so well, and he's a terrific singer. I would be the most flattered guy in the world if he does the show."
The lead role in the classic Clifford Odets play was originated by legendary entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. The story "certainly needs tweaking," according to the Post. "The boxer's love affair with a white woman - groundbreaking during the civil rights era - won't pack the same punch today. The revival is in search of a director and a new book writer."
Wayans Workin' On New Spoof Flick
Keenen Ivory, Shawn and Marlon Wayans have penned and will star in a spoof film about cop actioners. Keenan, who helmed the first two films in the brothers' "Scary Movie" franchise, will direct. The Wayans brothers' four "Scary Movie" entries, which spoofed the horror genre, have pulled in more than $420 million domestically for Dimension Films.